Would you like to fly like an eagle? Do you love the freedom of flying? The most famous BASE jumper, Russian Valery Rozov, leaps from 6,725 metres off Huascarán mountain, the highest in Peru.
The record was caught on camera and the video below will give a first-person view of the flight through the snowy and rocky mountain, bringing the human to its limits. Main goal of Valery Rozov is to jump from the highest peaks of each country in the world.
For the newbies, BASE jumping is parachuting or wingsuit flying from a fixed structure or cliff. “B.A.S.E.” is an acronym that stands for four categories of fixed objects from which one can jump: building, antenna, span, and Earth (cliff). Due to the lower altitudes of the jumps, BASE jumping is significantly more dangerous than skydiving from a plane. In the U.S., BASE jumping is currently regarded by many as a fringe extreme sport or stunt. Men are brought so much to their limits that in some jurisdictions or locations it’s prohibited or illegal.
This “sport” is considered one of the world’s most dangerous recreational activities and fatalities are quite high. Judge by yourself reading this “sad” BASE fatality list.
Despite that, the famous and brave – or irresponsible – BASE jumper and climber Valery Rozov challenged himself, mother nature and gravity, and once again, he dominated the (physical) rules by flying like an eagle over the tallest Peruvian mountain and you can experience the same thrill watching this first-person view footage video.
We strongly hope to NEVER read him among the above mentioned list and he will always succeed and land safely. And we think the same for the following athletes too, who decided to BASE jump off the world’s second highest residential structure in Dubai.
Do you like BASE jumping? Do you love to “live like there’s no tomorrow”? Is it really worth it? Don’t you feel alive even if you don’t do that? So one questions arise: “why do they do it? For money or just for some kind of adrenaline addiction?”